Eddie Redmayne played Stephen Hawking in Oscar-nominated The Theory of Everything this year – and now Hawking himself is doing a spot of acting as Little Britain’s Andy.
The world-famous physicist joined David Walliams and Catherine Tate in a revival of Little Britain for Comic Relief, dressed as the outrageous character who would leap out of his wheelchair as soon as his long-suffering friend and carer Lou wasn’t looking.
Walliams tweeted on Wednesday that filming the comic relief sketch had made for an “extraordinary two days.”
I just finished an extraordinary two days in Cambridge shooting a sketch for @rednoseday with Catherine Tate & Professor Stephen Hawking.
— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) January 28, 2015
Tate was dressed as a nun but it’s unknown what role she’ll play in the sketch. Dawn French, Mr Bean and Dermot O’Leary will also be taking part in Red Nose Day, as well as a batch of celebrities including Jonathan Ross, Abbey Clancy and Gok Wan fighting it out in the Great Comic Relief Bake Off.